England replacement lock Courtney Lawes went from hero to zero after a marginal offside call ruled out a potentially match-winning try by Sam Underhill.


Lawes charged down a Perenara box kick just on halfway before two All Blacks collided and sent the ball straight into the path¬†Underhill, who went 40-metres to score in the corner, turning Beauden Barrett inside out. With just five minutes remaining the score would have surely sealed England’s win.¬†Instead, the All Blacks held a slim 16-15 lead.

With two minutes remaining England had possession pushing into the All Blacks’ 22 before Lawes pushed a wild offload above the head of Henry Slade, who knocked on with an outstretched hand, costing Owen Farrell and England a chance of taking a last-minute drop goal.

The TMO’s decision to disallow Underhill’s try has again divided opinion, with many on both sides of the argument given the fine line between being offside at a ruck.


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